Government invests $1.5 million towards local indigenous languages and arts projects

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch announced today nearly $1.5 million for local projects as part of the federal government’s Indigenous Languages and Arts program. Mr Entsch said the highly-successful program supported Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to revive and maintain languages, and to develop and present art. “Arts and language play an essential role…

New indigenous VET journeys begin at picturesque Mossman Gorge

Queensland’s Mossman Gorge provided a stunning backdrop today as six young Indigenous people commenced their apprenticeship journeys in the hospitality industry. Federal Vocational Education and Skills Assistant Minister Karen Andrews and Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch visited Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia to meet the new apprentices and trainees. Minister Andrews said the four hospitality trainees…

Indigenous theatre program changing young lives

The inspirational new indigenous theatrical work, Bukal, has started it long-awaited tour of Far North Queensland to help transform young lives thanks to a $117, 389 federal government grant. Bukal highlights through theatre social justice warrior, traditional owner, elder, mother and internationally recognised academic Henrietta Marrie’s extraordinary life on stage. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch,…

FNQ continues to be jewel in state’s tourism crown

More international visitors are exploring Tropical North Queensland and spending more at local businesses. Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said today’s International Visitor Survey revealed 880,000 overseas visitors had been enticed to tourism attractions across Tropical North Queensland over the past year. He said those overseas visitors were spending on $1190 per person and staying…